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Members' Journal - Peter Burgess
Posted: 28/03/2017 16:33:11
I am sorry to start a "journal" with something that is not actually a "journal"-type post. However, I have been watching with interest a growing personalisation of the current issues in the British Caving Association. This is taking place on the UKCaving forum. I have absolutely no intention of making any kind of response there, where argument and trolling seem to be par for the course. I would, however like to make a statement here in due course, stating factually what my non-involvement is regarding the current problems the council are having. This will take some time to pull together.


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Members' Journal - Peter Burgess
Posted: 28/03/2017 17:32:02
First, let's list my current and recent mine and cave-related priorities in decreasing order of importance:

Improving Surrey mine entrance security and thereby meet my society's obligations to landowners, working with a superb team of colleagues.

Help with preparations for NAMHO conference 2017.

Prepare Reigate Caves for the 2017 season.

Encourage our society members to improve their skills by arranging training.

Complete and publish our society's activity and research journal "Cave and Quarry 7"

Do some very occasional editing and composition for the DarknessBelow website - check what I managed to write in the last few months - hardly anything.

Anything else? The occasional trip away to get underground Smile

More to follow........



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Members' Journal - Peter Burgess
Posted: 28/03/2017 23:14:30
Second, I have asked for my UKCaving account to be deleted - I have no wish to continue any association with them.

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Members' Journal - Peter Burgess
Posted: 29/03/2017 08:22:42
Out of respect for Simon, who runs this haven of respect, I am waiting for his thoughts before I proceed. Meanwhile, here is a proper journal entry!

Sunday 26th March 2017

A long day spent making much needed improvements to a mine entrance in Surrey. Many many thanks to Paul Thorne for a wonderful bit of work in connection with this. Those coming to NAMHO 2017 may well see this superb bit of engineering. Hats off to Paul!

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Posted: 29/03/2017 10:43:58
I have had a nice message from Simon and I respect his wishes for this website. As a result I have agreed to take this no further here. Anyone curious about what I was going to say will no doubt be disappointed but serious untrue allegations have been made against me, and others. What a sad world we live in.



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Posted: 31/03/2017 12:35:09
30th March 2017

An evening walk on the Downs, and I located two Surrey deneholes, one I knew about and one that is new to me.



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IP: 31.185.214.159 Edited: 31/03/2017 12:41:00 by Peter Burgess
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Members' Journal - Peter Burgess
Posted: 13/04/2017 14:00:11
Personal NAMHO 2017 update:

I will be leading the visit on Friday 23rd June into Godstone Main Series, and the visit on Monday 26th June to the eastern sections of Bedlams Bank. I am really looking forward to showing off these two little gems.

Saturday and Sunday, hosting the conference lectures Thumbs Up



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Members' Journal - Peter Burgess
Posted: 23/04/2017 11:14:57
22nd April 2017 Reigate Caves
With only a few weeks left to the first 2017 open day, the rush is on to get the caves ready and tidied up. Today the tilework around the base of the newly-erected tile arch was tidied and completed. The overall appearance of the display is getting better each year. But there is still a great deal more to do in the coming years.



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